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Left vote grows as right coalition fails to win majority

13/10/2015: What way forward for the Left and workers’ movement?


100,000s workers and students strike and protest against terror

13/10/2015: Photos by members of Sosyalist Alternatif (CWI in Turkey)


Double bombing at Ankara peace demonstration massacres over 100

12/10/2015: Trade unions’ 48 hour general strike must be first step to building mass, united movement against murderous regime of Erdoğan


Government attacks spark workers’ protests

09/10/2015: Step up industrial action to defeat government plans


Burkina Faso
Mass revolt foils coup

09/10/2015: Independent working class political solution urgently needed

  Africa, Burkina Faso

Glasgow’s trade unions demand a ‘No Cuts’ budget

08/10/2015: Plenty of money in economy –just in wrong hands or lying in big business bank accounts


Right wing step up campaign against Corbyn

07/10/2015: ’No time to lose’ to organise against austerity


Tories face election after nearly decade in power

07/10/2015: The NDP represent as a left alternative?


Ireland North
Socialist runs for leader of biggest union

05/10/2015: Jobs threatened, pay cuts, increased workloads…public sector workers need fighting, democratic union

  Ireland North, Ireland Republic

Workers’ representative demands to see KazMinerals boss in London

01/10/2015: Copper giant denies suffering of its workers and victimisation of their representatives


Socialism is back!

30/09/2015: We can end cuts, crisis and capitalism


Refugee crisis, solidarity and resistance

29/09/2015: Working class solidarity – a beacon of hope


TUSC conference

29/09/2015: Central in the battle for a working class anti-austerity voice


Sino-US tensions increasing as China’s economy stumbles

25/09/2015: Nationalism, repression and neoliberal economic ‘reform’ hallmarks of Xi’s rule

  China, US

“We protest violation of democratic and workers’ rights”

25/09/2015: Seattle City Councillor Kshama Sawant co-signs protest letter to visiting Chinese President Xi


Left Labour leader Corbyn under attack

24/09/2015: But enthusiastic support continues


Refugees and the Orban government crisis

23/09/2015: Capitalism is an endless ’state of emergency’


Ruth Coppinger TD sends solidarity message to homeless

23/09/2015: Video of Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party TD, speaking in the Irish Parliament: "I’m here to give you their vote of no confidence in you and your government"

  Ireland Republic, Video

Mass abstention dominates general election

22/09/2015: Mass socialist alternative needs to be built


General strike shakes government

22/09/2015: 30,000 join Helsinki union demonstration


Protests at Irish embassies

21/09/2015: Jobstown is not guilty: drop the charges against the 27!

  Ireland Republic, Solidarity

A political earthquake

19/09/2015: Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is a political earthquake that transforms the situation in Britain and poses stark questions for how a new mass socialist force can be built.


One year after the electoral uprising against austerity

19/09/2015: One year ago, the Scottish independence referendum delivered an electoral uprising against austerity and the political establishment


Corbyn’s victory marks new era for the 99%

17/09/2015: Now organise to fight for a socialist alternative


Corbyn Victory - what does the Socialist Party say?

14/09/2015: Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), congratulates Jeremy Corbyn and examines the difficulties he now faces


World economy
Growth engines becoming brakes

14/09/2015: Sharp downturn in BRIC countries

  World Economy

Ireland North
Devolved government in crisis

14/09/2015: New mass left party, uniting Catholics and Protestants, necessary to pose real alternative.

  Ireland Republic

20 September elections - ‘No’ to the Memorandum parties!

13/09/2015: Mass revolutionary Left needed to find way out of crisis of capitalist system


Corbyn victory!

12/09/2015: Popularity of anti-austerity ideas confirmed - Now the battle to create an anti-austerity party begins


At a crossroads

12/09/2015: Gains of the revolution of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro under threat


Joe Higgins grills IMF chief

11/09/2015: Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MP questions Ajai Chopra in banking crisis inquiry


Huge support for Jeremy Corbyn…

10/09/2015: Now build austerity fightback


Pro-Kurdish HDP party offices attacked across the country

09/09/2015: Build a mass and united workers’ movement to stop the ongoing war!



Norway: Lessons of the pilots’ strike

25/03/2015, A struggle against outsourcing
Elin Gauffin, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Norway: One and a half million workers involved in political strike

03/02/2015, "We must fight entire right-wing politics"
Trond Sverre and Elise Kolltveit (CWI Norway) and Elin Gauffin, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Norway: General strike called for 28 January

10/01/2015, Two-hour protest against worsening working conditions
Trond Sverre and Elise Kollveit (CWI, Oslo)

Norway: Right-wing parties win recent elections

23/09/2013, Racist-populist ’Progress Party’ now to be in government
Editorial in last week’s Offensiv, weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Norway: Mass murderer Anders Breivik gets life sentence

31/08/2012, ‘Massacres caused by right-wing extremism and Islamophobia’
Trond Sverre and Elise Kolltveit, Oslo

Norway: Biggest strike since the 1980s

06/06/2012, “Red-Green” government forced to retreat
Trond Sverre and Elise Kolltveit (CWI Norway)

Norway: Far right Breivik states his loathing of ’equality’ and socialism

20/04/2012, Extreme right-winger boasts of killing 77 during court trial
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Norway: Racist ‘Progress Party’ biggest loser in elections

19/09/2011, Labour Party gains less then predicted
Trond Sverre and Elise Kolltveit, CWI, Norway

Norway: Right-wing parties lose support after massacre

25/08/2011, Interest among people to organize has increased
Trond Sverre Kolltveit and Elise Kolltveit, from Offensiv, weekly paper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden)

Norway: Right wing terrorist massacres 85 at youth camp

25/07/2011, How should the workers’ movement respond?
Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden)

Norway: Protests against health care cuts

16/01/2007, ‘Red-Green’ government feels working people’s anger
Johan Sand, CWI, Norway

Norway: World Bank ‘poverty’ conference bunkers on the Heights of Oslo while city celebrates anti-capitalist carnival

26/06/2002, "The sad statistics about African economic performance have become so familiar as almost to lose their ability to shock: that, for example, more than half the population lives on less than $1 a day, 250 million people have no drinking water, and two-thirds of the world’s cases of Aids are in southern Africa.
Trond- Sverre Kolltveit, CWI Norway, 26 June 2002

Norway: World Bank Oslo conference

19/06/2002, Several demonstrations are planned to protest against the World Bank’s Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) Conference in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, 24-26 June.
Trond-Sverre Kolltveit, Norway, 17 June 2002


Ireland: Ruth Coppinger TD sends solidarity message to homeless, 23/09/2015

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